Selected To:
"Florida Rising Stars" Florida Super Lawyers® (2012-2018)
South Florida Legal Guide: Top Up and Comer in Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2017
AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ (2016-2018)

Bar Admissions

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Practice Areas
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law

  • Transportation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance Defense

  • Insurance Coverage

St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Boston University (B.S., 2004)

Reported Cases
Navarette v. Silversea Cruises, Ltd., 620 Fed. Appx. 793 (11th Cir. 2015)
Smith v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., 620 Fed. Appx. 727 (11th Cir. 2015)
Franza v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., 772 F.3d 1225 (11th Cir. 2014)
Kadylak v. Royal Caribbean Cruise, Ltd., 167 F. Supp. 3d 1301 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
Rojas v. Carnival Corporation, 2015 WL 7736475 (S.D. Fla. 2015)
Bendlis v. NCL (Bahamas), Ltd., 112 F. Supp. 3d 1339 (S.D. Fla. 2015)
AIG Centennial Insurance Company v. O’Neill, 2013 WL 10450139 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
Hindman v. Progressive Select Insurance Co., 88 So. 3d 169 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)

Marcus G. Mahfood

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Marcus G. Mahfood is an experienced federal court litigator, specializing in the areas of admiralty and maritime law and insurance coverage litigation. Through years of working with London and domestic marine insurers, Mr. Mahfood understands the nuances in marine insurance practice and policy.

His practice includes handling a wide variety of crew and passenger claims, marine insurance claims, yacht and small recreational boat matters, personal injury and wrongful death claims, property damage claims, premises liability, products liability, salvage, boat fires, and claims falling under the Limitation of Liability Act.

Mr. Mahfood defends vessel owners, cruise lines, charterers, operators, P&I Clubs and insurers, in markets ranging from large passenger cruise and cargo lines to privately-owned yachts and recreational boating interests.

Mr. Mahfood frequently defends claims brought on by passengers and crew members pursuant to the Jones Act, General Maritime Law, Death on the High Seas Act, and the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, on behalf of cruise lines. Mr. Mahfood often handles claims in arbitration, as well as in state or federal courts, should those claims proceed to a jury trial or appeal.

In addition, Mr. Mahfood defends marine product manufacturers and suppliers, ranging from pleasure craft manufacturers to marine safety equipment and rigging manufacturers.

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